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What Social Status and Welfare Do They Have? The Influences of Home-Based Teleworking on Women in Taiwan

Liang, Shih-Yao LU (2012) SIMT21 20112
Graduate School
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to look at how home-based teleworking influences individuals and how the social institutions (labor and social welfare) construct home-based female teleworkers. The thesis is mainly divided into two parts: one on micro level focusing on the influences of teleworking on home-based female teleworkers, and one on the macro level aiming to find out the influence of labor and social welfare on home-based female teleworkers. The results can be further subdivided into five aspects of home-based teleworking: major characteristics, boundaries and conflicts, social isolation, gender roles and labor and social welfare. The results show that home-based teleworkers enjoy high flexibility and save time on transport, but at the... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to look at how home-based teleworking influences individuals and how the social institutions (labor and social welfare) construct home-based female teleworkers. The thesis is mainly divided into two parts: one on micro level focusing on the influences of teleworking on home-based female teleworkers, and one on the macro level aiming to find out the influence of labor and social welfare on home-based female teleworkers. The results can be further subdivided into five aspects of home-based teleworking: major characteristics, boundaries and conflicts, social isolation, gender roles and labor and social welfare. The results show that home-based teleworkers enjoy high flexibility and save time on transport, but at the same time also that they have some problems dealing with conflicts between work and family because of the flexibility of their working time and location. With respect to social isolation, the participants do not feel socially isolated while teleworking, because they still interact with their employers, colleagues or family members. Regarding gender roles, some participants carry the double burden of professional and domestic work, while others share domestic work with their partners. As for labor and social welfare, the participants have reasonable labor welfare, but they consider childcare to be unsatisfactory. (Less)
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author
Liang, Shih-Yao LU
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SIMT21 20112
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
gender, boundaries and conflict, home-based teleworking, power relations, welfare regime
language
English
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2214931
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2012-02-17 13:13:51
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to look at how home-based teleworking influences individuals and how the social institutions (labor and social welfare) construct home-based female teleworkers. The thesis is mainly divided into two parts: one on micro level focusing on the influences of teleworking on home-based female teleworkers, and one on the macro level aiming to find out the influence of labor and social welfare on home-based female teleworkers. The results can be further subdivided into five aspects of home-based teleworking: major characteristics, boundaries and conflicts, social isolation, gender roles and labor and social welfare. The results show that home-based teleworkers enjoy high flexibility and save time on transport, but at the same time also that they have some problems dealing with conflicts between work and family because of the flexibility of their working time and location. With respect to social isolation, the participants do not feel socially isolated while teleworking, because they still interact with their employers, colleagues or family members. Regarding gender roles, some participants carry the double burden of professional and domestic work, while others share domestic work with their partners. As for labor and social welfare, the participants have reasonable labor welfare, but they consider childcare to be unsatisfactory.},
  author       = {Liang, Shih-Yao},
  keyword      = {gender,boundaries and conflict,home-based teleworking,power relations,welfare regime},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {What Social Status and Welfare Do They Have? The Influences of Home-Based Teleworking on Women in Taiwan},
  year         = {2012},
}